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  • Writer's pictureLinda Andrews

Morris Joins Doncaster Knights

Academy hooker Harri Morris, 21, will join English Championship side Doncaster Knights this summer on a season-long loan.

A product of the city’s George Watson’s College, former back-row Morris represented Edinburgh throughout the age-grade ranks while featuring for FOSROC Super Series side Southern Knights as part of his academy deal.

A key member of the Edinburgh U20 team that lifted the Junior 1872 Cup in 2019 – a game in which he was named Player of the Match – the young hooker went on to be a part of the Scotland U20 squad for the 2021 U20 Six Nations.

Morris made his Edinburgh Rugby debut in a Rainbow Cup clash against Ulster in June 2021 – becoming Edinburgh player #1296 – while the hooker spent time on loan at London Scottish last season.

On joining Doncaster Knights, Morris said: “I’m really excited to make the move to Doncaster this summer and test myself in a new environment. I’ve heard really positive things about the club and I’ve got no doubt increased playing time at senior level will really help elevate my game."

“I want to keep progressing as a hooker so I’m really grateful of this opportunity with Doncaster. If I perform well, I can hopefully kick on and return to Edinburgh as a much more rounded player at the position.”

Academy Coach Rob Chrystie added: “Harri is an exciting young player who has recently converted from backrow to hooker. This season long loan is an important part of his long-term development plan."

“He will continue to receive our full support and we are really looking forward to seeing him play week in and week out in the Championship before returning to Edinburgh Rugby to compete for a first team spot.”


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